VNET Twilight: Metacognition and Self-Regulation

Metacognition and self-regulation have been ranked by the EEF as high impact, low cost interventions. But what are they? And what do they look like in the classroom? How can we apply the research to help develop independent, resourceful and resilient learners? […]

Posted on 24 July 2018
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Early Years Teaching – three day training

The EEF works with teachers and researchers to turn important messages from research into applicable, useable strategies. The Early Years toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research from early years teaching. […]

Posted on 24 July 2018
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Secondary Science – three day training

The EEF guidance reports contain clear and actionable advice for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on wide-ranging evidence reviews. Teachers and researchers work together to turn important messages from research into applicable, useable strategies. The Science Guidance report is due out in September this year. Our Network Research lead, Dr Niki Kaiser, has been working with the expert panel to guide the research priorities. Niki is a Science teacher with over 11 years teaching experience and 7 years in Science Research before this, and has worked with the EEF team to produce a report that will help Science teachers implement effective approaches within the classroom. […]

Posted on 24 July 2018
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My year as Research Lead

At the end of this academic year I leave for pastures new. However, I didn’t want to go without summarising my key findings of my short stint as research lead. It has been a real eye-opener, both in terms of the research itself but also with regards to how it is received in schools. So here’s my top 3 takeaways:  […]

Posted on 17 July 2018
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Insights gained from mapping a familiar unit

Inspired by my son’s unexpectedly long nap and @Mr_Raichura’s invitation to think of the story-telling power of curriculum (Raichura, 2018), I decided to revisit a well-known and much-loved unit. I have lurked quietly on Twitter over the last few months, finding many thought-provoking things and I wanted to see if I could bring some of them together into a unit map. Bob Worley introduced me to Johnstone’s triangle  and other wonderful insights into teaching chemistry. Niki Kaiser got me thinking about threshold concepts (Kaiser, 2018). @throughthethresintroduced me to Tier 1, 2 and 3 vocabulary (Vincent, 2018). Rosalind Walker discussed the distinction between declarative and procedural knowledge and how to use this to decide what practice to give to students (Walker, 2018a). […]

Posted on 1 July 2018
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Implementation and Evaluation, with Stuart Kime

Sir Kevan Collins, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation recently argued that “If you’re not using evidence to inform your decisions, you must be using prejudice.” But how do you know which evidence to use in your context? How can you evaluate its impact? And how can you ensure that it is embedded within your school in a sustainable way? […]

Posted on 27 June 2018
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